Already via to the quarterfinals, the Indian males’s badminton staff suffered a defeat by the hands of ambitious China in its final team fit of the Thomas Cup in Aarhus (Denmark) on Thursday. The Indians thus completed their team engagements at 2nd position at the back of China, atmosphere them up in opposition to Denmark within the last-eight level on Friday.
Best the doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty may just set up a win within the tie in opposition to China as they beat He Ji Ting and Zhou Hao Dong 21-14, 21-14 in a 41-minute contest.
The win via Rankireddy and Shetty duo boosted the boldness of the Indian staff after a suffering Kidambi Srikanth started the day for India with a 12-21, 16-21 loss to Shi Yu Qi in 36 mins.
Sameer Verma gave a difficult combat to Lu Guang Ju however sooner or later misplaced his singles fit 21-14, 9-21, 22-24 after one hour and 23 mins as India trailed 1-2.
The opposite doubles pair of M R Arjun and Dhruv Kapila went down preventing 24-26, 19-21 to Liu Cheng and Wang Yi Lyu in 52 mins sooner than Kiran George misplaced to Li Shi Feng 15-21, 17-21 within the 43-minute singles fit.
The defeat in opposition to China used to be the primary for the lads’s staff within the event.
It had overwhelmed the Netherlands 5-0 on Sunday sooner than notching up a victory in opposition to Tahiti via an an identical margin on Tuesday to qualify for Thomas Cup quarterfinals for the primary time since 2010.
The ladies’s staff performs in opposition to Japan within the Uber Cup quarterfinal fit later within the day.